Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Snow Day!!!!

I hate snow.

I'm just gonna get that out in the open right away.

But my Pack does not hate snow.

Especially when it means a snow day for all of their friends.

And then we end up with 8, 10, 15 kids hanging out at our house.

they can't get to school but they can find a way to get to our house...


we have snowboards lined up on the deck

dripping boots all over the porch

(I hate walking thru puddles to get to the bathroom)

coats and bibs hung on every available surface

woodstove pumping out heat trying to dry everything

wet mittens and hats everywhere.

winter has arrived


and you know what I am doing?

I am holed up in my room

wearing sunglasses

burying my head

waiting for this darn headache to go away

HH just put heavy beach towels up to cover the windows.

and for me? covering up light?


you know its gotta be bad when I beg him to block out the light.

3 days of pain is not good.

time to get this figured out I think.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Manic Mondays

Its Monday.

I don't think I like Mondays.

Especially when the next day we are (maybe) supposed to get snow.

I am not a snow type of girl.

I am not a cold type of girl either.

I am more of a sunshine, and warmth, and ocean, beaches and sand type of girl.

I miss the smell of the ocean.



enough with dreaming about things that I cannot have....

update on the whole,

"doorknob with a lock on the bedroom door" thing...

it is





I locked my children out of my room today.

just because I could


And they were confused.

and they stood and rattled the doorknob

and whined.

And I smiled :)

How did I make it thru the last 16 yrs???


*Random Topic Change*

Mouth informed me that,

"If I won $10,000,

I would buy shoes.

Lots and lots

of shoes.

A girl after my own heart :)

you would never know that I love shoes.


you would not.

not if you looked in my closet.

I have 3 pairs of shoes.


and 1 pair of work boots.

that's it.

its sad.

sometimes I sit

and I pout.

and I feel sorry for myself

and my obvious lack of shoes.


*Random Topic Change*

I saw Mouths YG teacher last week.

She was wearing a pair of jeans.

COVERED in Sharpie marker.

they looked very cool

and bright

and colorful.

And I fully expect to see Mouth wearing

a pair of jeans covered in Sharpie marker.

any day now.


Thank You, Mouth's YG teacher.

Thank You.

*Random Topic Change*

When I was a kid,

at the lake where we spent our summers camping,

there was a statue of a naked lady.

(and I will say it, she has a great body, she must do yoga)

and from the road,

when we would ride bike by,

we would giggle and exclaim,

"Its the naked butt lady!!!"

cuz all we could see was her naked butt from the road.

I do recall one time when,

on a dare,

I rode bike thru the circle drive.

she was naked from the front too.

just sayin'

Well, down the road,

from where we live with our Pack,

there is statue of a naked FAT lady.

throwing a hula hoop in the air.

and she looks VERY happy to be throwing a hula hoop

in the air whilst she is running around naked.

I giggle every time I drive by and see that naked little fat lady.

Throwing a hula hoop in the air.


HH, you know, the one who NEVER EVER reads my blog?

Yeah. He's sitting next to me

looking over my shoulder

as I am writing this post.

and he is making fun of me

cuz he thinks I'm weird.

"You're cracked"

were his exact words.


I think its time to wrap this one up.

Later dudes.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Given enough sleep, I'm pretty sure I could rule the world ;)

8 hrs of sleep. In one night. Without waking up. Its amazing. Really, truelly, A.MAZ.ING. :)

Then waking up to sunshine on my face.

Could this morning get any better????

Lets see...

Mouth made me coffee.

Like only Mouth can.

She makes THE BEST coffee :)

I kind of love her.


And then, the MOST amazing man in the world decided to make breakfast :)

And its not just a "throw some bread in the toaster" kind of breakfast.

its a "pancakes, and eggs and sausage and hashbrowns" kind of breakfast :)

Cuz he's amazing like that.

And I love him.


How did I get so lucky??

Oh, and HH bought a new doorknob for the bedroom door.

It has a lock on it.

How did we get thru 16 yrs of marriage without a lock on our bedroom door you may ask?

I don't know.

I seriously don't know.

But I think I am going to like this "lock on the bedroom door" thing.

You know why?

In the last 10 minutes I have had 4 children in my room,

one of them isnt even my child.

they think that my bed is the most comfy bed in the house.

I have to agree.

it is.

But that does not mean I want 4 children laying (lying?) on my bed whilst I am blogging.

how did you like that?

I used 'whilst' in a sentence.

and I really don't care if I used it properly.

it made me smile.

Especially when one of those children is not even mine.

Its awkward.

and weird.

And I have not even been up to get dressed yet.

So it was very awkward.

And me,

in my normal Shanan fashion,

pointed it out.


"yeah, get off my bed.

and out of my room.

cuz this is just weird.

and awkward."

And he blushed and

they all left.

I giggled.

Did I mention that I am watching a movie?

Whilst laying (lying?) in bed.

and blogging?

I am.

because I folded on the whole,

"we will never have a tv in the bedroom" thing.

Bedrooms are not made for watching tv.

Bedrooms are for sleeping.

and sex.

(the movie just ended. I hated the ending.)

but after 16 yrs of marriage,

and 5, (or 6, or 7, or 10) children,

lets face it.

our bedroom is not just for sleeping.

and sex.

Its a place to try to get away from the 5, (or 6, or 7, or 12) children.

So a tv was needed.

and a door knob.

with a lock.

I just kicked 2 more children out of my room.

HH will be putting that new knob on the door.




breakfast is ready :)

and it smells amazing.

later, dudes :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A post of randomness

Its one of those nights. again. my mind is just spinning. nothing really going on up there, just alot of randomness. and its always fun to post a bunch of randomness. cuz then I can pretend I am witty and funny and amusing ;)

did you know that the word 'random' looks, well, random? well. at 2 am it does. who comes up with these words? some words just make no sense. especially at 2 in the moring when you look at a word and think to yourself, "that really is a word right? I mean, I didn't just make it up did I"? no one else does that? oh. ok then.

I decided to shave my legs tongiht, cuz I'm not tired, and I love the feeling of clean shaven legs on clean sheets, but then I remembered that tomorrow is sheet washing day and that HH is sound asleep on said sheets, cuz he sleeps at night, like a normal person, while I am up doing laundry, doing dishes, making his lunch, pinning on pinterest,

(do you know what pinterest is? you DON"T??? google it. it will blow your mind, and you will become hooked and you will waste many countless hours looking at what other people have pinned and you will give yourself unattainable hopes and dreams of becoming crafty like every other woman in the world, then you will feel like a gigantic failure when you remember you are just not really crafty, and you should stick to reading books and picking up peoples messes, cuz that is what you are truly good at.)

*sorry. rabbit trail. or rabbit hole? hmmmm.....

ok, back to "while I am up...." .... shaving my legs, reading books, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how I could sneak those sheets out from under him while he is lying, (laying?) on said sheets, so I can get them washed so when I do get tired enought to sleep I will have clean sheets to sleep on with my cleanly shaven legs.

anyhoo... I decided to shave my legs, and of course I cannot find a decent razor of my own, because my girls steal my razors cuz they leave theirs in the shower and then theirs get rusty and icky so they wont use them, so they use mine, and leave mine in the shower, and then mine gets rusty and icky, so then I won't use it either. so you know what I do? I steal one of HHs razors ;) he gets those nice fancy razors with replacement blades cuz he shaves his head every week since the wetjet incident of 2010, (when a wet jet blew up in his face and his hair started on fire and his eyebrows and eyelashes singed off his face and he had an awesome scary looking face for about a month cuz of the burns). yeah. he buys those fancy blades. so I sneak a fresh one, shave my legs, then dry it off and sneak it back in and put his blade back on the handle then put it back in the cabinet all while he is sound asleep. none the wiser ;)

does this make any sense? I'm thinking it doesn't. but really? what does make sense at 2 in the morning?

popsicles. did you know you can get ones that are made with real fruit juice? and they taste super yummy. and I can convince myself that 1 popsicle = 1 serving of fruit. so, say, its 2 in the morning, and I am bored and my throat hurts, and I really want a popsicle? wham! 1 popsicle.1 serving of fruit. WINNING!!! 3 popsicles you say??? well. that is 3 servings of fruit, silly!!! ;) and now you really want to know the truth? the only reason I like popsicles is because they are naughty. try it eat a popsicle and not make it look 'dirty'. try it. you can thank me after you remove all of the popsicles from of your freezer and ban them from your home from now until eternity. ;)

did you know that my filter is pretty much non existant at 2 in the morning? well. you do now.

well, the laundry is calling me. and I am thinking muffins for breakfast is sounding really good. sooooo.... later dudes!!!

A Good Place

Ever have that feeling when you just KNOW that you are in a good place? Things may not always be easy. Relationships may not be perfect. Children are learning lessons, some of them hard lessons. And yet you just KNOW that you are in a good place in your life? Yep. That's how I have been feeling the last couple weeks.

I have an amazing, godly husband who loves us more than words can say. Seeing his heart for his girls brings tears to my eyes. Knowing he wants what is best for them, how he wants to protect their hearts and guide them thru the rocky path of teenage life, it makes me fall in love with him even more.

Seeing the love he has for the teenagers that come thru our door, (and sometimes it seems they will never leave) knowing he is the only male influence some of these kids have in their lives, and seeing him rise to the responsibility, it makes my heart happy.

Watching him guide our only son, trying to raise him up to be a man of courage. A man that will be used greatly by God. Seeing him struggle to walk that line between being tough enough on our boy, but yet be gentle and loving and kind also. It makes my heart happy to see them both growing to be the men God wants them to be.

We are in a very good place right now. A place that our family has not been in for a very long time. It makes my heart happy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

10 on Tuesday...

yep, no imagination. kinda stretching here for a title ;) but I can go with this. I think.

1) loves it when, watching a movie, and a very cool classic car comes on screen, my girls freak out. "OOOHHHHHH!!!! NICE car!!!!!" lol! they are my girls. no denying it ;)

2) I have the Pack convinced that we need another baby. or 2. or 3 ;) not thinking HH will agree, but we can work on him.

3) frosting fights before bed are a LOT of fun :) its not fun falling asleep cuddled up to HH when he smells like frosting. yuck.

4) still working on the hot tub thing. pretty much convinced we need to have one. especially when HH comes home and he's hurting so bad. a soak in a hot tub would be just the thing for him ;)

5) everytime Blue Eyes walks thru the livingroom, she has a different shirt on. we are keeping track. its the 4th shirt so far this afternoon.

6) I am kinda falling in love with this little peanut that I get to watch 4 days a week :) I am not good at sharing her with the Pack. they arent very happy with me about that. they will have to get over it. I never have been good at sharing.

7) woke up this morning with the WORST headache ever. at least the worst headache that I've had in a long time. it was horrible. it was a "bury your head under the covers, pray you don't throw up, eyes pounding out of your head, I just want to cry" headache. I hate those. especially when you wake up with it. and it won't go away.

8) after a ton of ibuprofen and tylenol and a pot of coffee, it finally eased. not gone, but at least its bearable. :P

9) I have no clue what to make for supper. anyone else ever have this problem? I get sick and tired of the same old stuff. but I have a hard time thinking outside of the box sometimes. at least when it comes to meals. everything else? yeah, I'm pretty much an "out of the box" type of thinker ;)

10) thinking I may have to run to the big town tonight and look for hinges for a cabinet door. I have already boughten 2 sets of hinges for this cabinet door. neither of them were right. but it gives me an excuse to get out and do something. so I'm not complaining ;)

ok. I did it. kinda. ok. lets be honest, that was the most boring excuse for a blog post that I have ever done. :P remember the worst headache ever? yeah. I'm gonna blame it on that. my brain feels scrambled at this point. so I'm going to just forget about trying to make it sound like I have an interesting life this week. so I'm gonna go with boring.

"A very boring 10 on Tuesday" thats should be my title. ;)